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Research summary

Dr. Mandy Archibald’s current research focuses on innovations in patient-oriented research using arts-based, mixed methods and knowledge translation science. Her work integrates technology and co-design to understand experiences of health, illness, and health service delivery specific to childhood chronic disease, and use these data to inform knowledge translation approaches across various health-illness and social contexts to improve outcomes for often marginalized and put-at-risk groups. She is currently leading funded interdisciplinary research into living labs for health and pediatric rehabilitation, youth onset-type 2 diabetes, and arts-based knowledge translation.


Dr. Archibald is a nurse-research scientist, methodologist, and interdisciplinary artist whose work spans between the College of Nursing, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and the School of Art at UM. She works at the nexus of the arts, science and technology to disrupt entrenched ways of seeing and doing. Dr. Archibald is passionate about collaborative, applied research to ensure the use of research findings. She has received over 35 awards for research and practice excellence, including a Top 150 Nurse in Canada recognition. She has clinical experience across various in-patient pediatric settings and is associate editor for the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. Dr. Archibald supervises students with interest in patient-oriented research (e.g., lived experience, integrated knowledge translation); research methods (i.e., arts-based research; qualitative, mixed methods research; knowledge translation; realist methods) or chronic illness, with a particular focus on diabetes, disability, and childhood asthma.



  • Winner, Perform your Science Competition, South Australia. National Science Week (2018)
  • Canadian Nurses Association 150 for Canada’s 150 Celebrations (2017)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship (2016)
  • Centre for Research Excellence, NHMRC, Knowledge Translation Stream, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2016)
  • Genevieve Gray PhD Medal in Nursing (awarded to top PhD graduate from the University of Alberta Nursing program) (2016)
  • Top 100 in Alberta: College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Centennial Award (2016)
  • Top 40 Under 40, Edmonton (2016)
  • Endowment Fund for the Future Support for the Advancement of Scholarship Research Fund (EFF-SAS) Faculty of Nursing Student Publication Award (2016)
  • Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program Doctoral Award (2011-2015)
  • Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust [ARNET]
    President’s Scholarship, Doctoral Level (2015)
  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta [CARNA]
    TD Meloche Monnex Scholarship (2014)
  • Andrew Stewart Memorial Prize, University of Alberta (2014)
  • Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust [ARNET]
    President’s Scholarship, Doctoral Level (2013)
  • Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust [ARNET]
    President’s Scholarship, Doctoral Level (2012)
  • Recruitment Scholarship, Doctoral Level (2011-2014)

ORCID profile

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